Denomination: Roman Catholic
Practiced law, Ky., and other states;
county atty. Boyle County, Ky., 1901-09;
master commr. Boyle Circuit Court, Ky., 1910-13;
mem. law faculty Central U., Danville, 7 yrs., E.E. and M.P. to Panama, Aug. 20, 1913-Dec. 28, 1921;
prof. law Georgetown U., 1922-31;
counsel Fed. Deposit Ins. Corp., 1933-44, Dem. presidential elector, Ky., 1900;
alternate del. at large, Ky., to Dem. Nat. Conv., Denver, 1908.
Negotiated and executed Lefevre-Price Conv., delimiting Panama Canal Zone and exchanging important lands and waters between the U.S. and Panama; also formal vesting in U.S. of complete control of all radio communications in Rep. of Panama, passage of legislation and apptmt. of an Am. fiscal adviser for Panama, and of an Am. police adviser for Panama. Made spl. reports for State Dept. upon presdl. elections of 1916 and 1920, in Panama. Chmn. Liberty Loan and War Chest drives in Panama, World War; conducted negotiations resulting in Panama being first nation to declare allegiance with U.S. and her Allies after entrance of U.S. into World War, and in declaration by Panama of war on Germany. Apptd. by Pres. Coolidge one of two delegates representing U.S. at Pan-Am. Congress in Panama, 1926, Centennial Anniversary Congress, commemorating 1st Pan-Am. Congress held in western hemisphere, also apptd. by gov. to represent Ky. at same Congress on account of intimate connection of Henry Clay with 1st Congress; designated by legislature of Ky. as del. to represent state at unveiling and presentation of statue of Henry Clay to Rep. of Venezuela at Caracas, 1930; aide-de-camp on staff of gov. of Ky. with rank of col. Mem. Am. Bar Assn., D.C. Bar Assn., Am. Soc. Internat. Law (exec. council 1931-34), Sigma Chi (former Grand Praetor, 3d Province). Phi Beta Gamma (hon).; mem. bar of Supreme Court of U.S. Pres. Ky. Soc., Washington, 1924-27. Clubs: Cosmos (Washington); Filson (Louisville, Ky.). Democrat. Baptist. Contbr. articles to legal and other mags. Attended sessions of Assembly of League of Nations, Geneva, 1931, followed by visits to leading countries around world, 1931-32.
Born December 15, 1873